Saturday, July 27, 2013

Casting Goodness

Most people never have anything good to say about a studio casting decisions. Remember when Nolan cast that guy from 10 Things I Hate About You to play the Joker? What a disaster! Just go back and read the threads before Ledger even dawned the makeup and you'd think that by now the value of the Batman franchise would be less than that of Enron's stock!

Guess what? We were wrong. And we are wrong, a lot!

But one casting decision I think everyone can agree on is the casting of veteran actor Ed Asner to play Darkseid's henchwoman Granny Goodness, in not just the Justice League cartoon but also in the ensuing DC Direct releases.

Asner brings the scruffiness of his Lou Grant (The Mary tyler Moore Show) mixed with the devotion of a twisted Mrs. Garrett (Facts of Life, google it) to the role and FREAKIN' nails it with every line! Don't believe me? Take a look...

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